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KCMO mask order extended to 2021

Kansas City mayor Quinton Lucas, center, walks among protesters Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo., during a unity march to protest against police brutality following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kansas City mayor Quinton Lucas, center, walks among protesters Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo., during a unity march to protest against police brutality following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)(Charlie Riedel | AP)
Published: Aug. 13, 2020 at 3:23 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas on Friday extended the city’s State of Emergency until January 16, 2021, according to KCTV5.

The CBS affiliate in Kansas City reports the extension means people will continue to wear masks in public and bars will continue to operate at 50% capacity

Lucas cited the city’s growing number of coronavirus cases as his reasoning behind the major decision. The city has seen an 89% increase in reported cases over the past 30 days.

“Until there’s a widely available vaccine, COVID-19 is here to stay—with serious potential health consequences for those infected,” said Mayor Lucas.

The city’s first emergency mask order was issued on June 27. The order was extended to July 10 and then pushed back to Aug. 15. The amended order can be found here.

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